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Date(s) - 10/06/2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Street West Point


Lumberjack Day, known as the “Biggest Li’l Celebration in the Motherlode”, celebrates their 43rd annual parade and logging show on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at Hwy 26 and Main Street in West Point, California.
The theme for this year is “Our Heritage”, honoring the great traditions of residents working in the logging and gold mining industries, as well as the original residents of Calaveras: the Miwuk Band of Indians. The National Anthem will be sung by Danielle Noble and Parade Grand Marshall’s are Jim and Mervilyn Fox, all longtime residents of West Point/Wilseyville.
Come and enjoy a day full of activities, beginning with a 7:00 am breakfast at the American Legion Hall, followed by the Soap Box Derby at 8:30 am on Main St. The Car Show starts at 10:00 am on Main St. and continues with hot dogs, and raffles that go all day. The Scholarship winners for Lumberjack Day King and Queen are announced from the judges’ stage (in front of Blue Mountain Playhouse) on Main St at 9:30 am. The 43rd annual parade, sanctioned by the California State Horsemen’s Association, begins on Hwy 26 turning south on Main St. and east on Pine St at 11:00 am. The festival continues after the parade, when the Children’s area opens with a slide, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, and face painters. This supervised area is fenced and the $5.00 entrance fee includes a wristband for all day access. Across the street the local 4-H club provides a free Petting Zoo with a dunk tank. In the festival area on Spink Road you will find several food options, including fried Indian tacos, Lockeford sausage, corn dogs, and a firehouse tri-tip BBQ, as well as handcrafted goods, jewelry, t shirts, chainsaw carvings, and booths supporting local non-profits, . Beverages are available for purchase, including beer, wine, or margaritas, all of which benefit local nonprofit organizations.
This year, Gloria T. and the Innervision Band, a blues band from the Bay Area, will be performing. A live logging show runs from 1:00 to 5:30 pm and everyone is welcome to participate in the axe throwing contest. The Congressional Gunslingers show will take place on Spink Road near the firehouse all afternoon while a Horseshoe tournament will take place at the west side of the firehouse beginning at 1:00 pm. The winners for the parade will be announced in the Community Garden at 2:00 pm and all trophies will be handed out at this time.
Parking is available at two lots on Hwy 26 for a $5.00 fee. Blue Mountain Transit will provide free shuttle services to downtown all day; dropping off in front of Pure Joy on Pine St.
For information schedule or entry forms visit www.lumberjackday.org.

Diana Inslee
Lumberjack Day Committee